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Table 2 Plants used for stomach problems, pain and internal parasites in Trinidad and Tobago

From: Comparison of plants used for skin and stomach problems in Trinidad and Tobago with Asian ethnomedicine

  Scientific name Family Common name Part used Use
1. Abelmoschus moschatus Malvaceae Gumbo musque Seeds Grind in rum for foot cramp
2. Aframomum melegueta Zingiberaceae Guinea pepper Seeds Carminative
3. Ambrosia cumanenesis Asteraceae Altamis Bark Stomach pain, 2*3 inch piece bark in urine for 3 days use to wash foot for 3 days for arthritis
4. Aristolochia rugosa,trilobata Aristolochiaceae Mat root, anico Root Stomach pain, colic, poisoning
5. Bambusa vulgaris Poaceae Bamboo Leaves Poultice
6. Bidens alba/Bidens pilosa Asteraceae Needle grass Leafy branch Cuts
7. Bixa orellana Bixaceae Roucou Root Dropsy
8. Brownea latifolia Fabaceae Cooper hoop Flower, leaves Gripe, pain
9. Cajanus cajan Fabaceae Pigeon pea Leaves Food poisoning, colic, constipation
10. Capraria biflora Scrophulariaceae Du thé pays Leaves Flavour for purgative
11. Cecropia peltata Cecropiaceae Bois canôt Stem 3 'Ridges' from inside stem boiled as a carminative
12. Centropogon cornutus Campanulaceae Deer meat, crepe coq Leaves Snake, scorpion bite
13. Chamaesyce hirta Euphorbiaceae Malomay   Diarrhoea
14. Citharexylum spinosum Verbenaceae Bois côtelette Leaf Anthelmintic
15. Cocos nucifera Arecaceae Coconut Root- 7 inches, Shell Dropsy, Hernia
16. Cola nitida Sterculiaceae Obie seed Seed Any kind of pain
17. Cucurbita maxima Cucurbitaceae Pumpkin Seeds Anthelmintic
18. Cucurbita pepo Cucurbitaceae Pumpkin   Sprains, breaks
19. Dorstenia contrajerva Moraceae Refriyau   Food poisoning
20. Eleusine indica Poaceae Pied poule   Diarrhoea
21. Eupatorium macrophyllum Asteraceae Z'herbe chatte   Pain
22. Eupatorium triplinerve Asteraceae Ayapana, japanne Leaves Stomach problems (worms)
23. Ferula asafoetida Apiaceae Asafoetida   Carminative
24. Jatropha curcas/gossypifolia Euphorbiaceae White/Red Physic Nut Leaf Clean sores
25. Momordica charantia Cucurbitaceae Caraaili Vine Stomach problems
26. Morinda citrifolia Rubiaceae Noni Leaves Pains
27. Neurolaena lobata Asteraceae Z'herbe á pique Leaves Tincture for arthritis
28. Nicotiana tabacum Solanaceae Tobacco Leaves Arthritis
29. Nopalea cochinellifera Cactaceae Rachette Joint Snake bites
30. Peperomia rotundifolia Piperaceae Mowon   Diarrhoea
31. Petiveria alliacea Phytolaccaceae Mapourite   Arthritis and rheumatism
32. Phyllanthus urinaria Euphorbiaceae Red seed under leaf Plant Diarrhoea
33. Portulaca oleraceae Portulacaceae Pussley Plant Anthelmintic
34. Punica granatum Punicaceae Pome-granate Seeds Stomach problems
35. Rosmarinus officinalis Lamiaceae Rosemary Leaf Arthritis, Snake bites
36. Scoparia dulcis Scrophulariaceae Sweet broom Root Diarrhoea
37. Solanum melongena Solanaceae Melongene Fruit Breaks
38. Tagetes patula Asteraceae Marigold   Anthelmintic
39. Tamarindus indica Fabaceae Tamarind   Scorpion bite
40. Tournefortia hirsutissima Boraginaceae Chigger bush Leaves Tea, carminative, chiggers